William Edwin Davis Geoghegan Jr of Pinehurst

William Edwin Davis Geoghegan, Jr “Ed”, 86, of Pinehurst died Monday morning, June 14, 2021, peacefully at home.  

Mr. Geoghegan was born in Cambridge, Maryland on February 18, 1935, to the late William Edwin Davis and Sally Branch Geoghegan.  He attended Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pennsylvania, and later attended the US Naval Academy. He completed his studies in mechanical engineering at George Washington University. After graduating, Ed began his own mechanical, electrical, plumbing engineering design firm in the DC metropolitan area from 1963 until his retirement in 2004.Mr. Geoghegan led his team in the design of innovative MEP systems for commercial work such as office buildings, schools, and churches both locally and internationally.  He was very instrumental in promoting the use of geothermal systems.  When asked where the mechanical room would be located, he would take people to the football field and say, “you are standing on it”. He participated in design-build teams to design geothermal systems for entire military bases including the housing units in the United States and abroad. Mr. Geoghegan resided with his family for 30 years in Frederick, Maryland before retiring to Pinehurst in 2004.  He was an active member of Pinehurst United Methodist Church and a member of Moore County Men’s Republican Club.  Ed was preceded in death by his sister, Alberta Ingram; son, Andrew Morrow Geoghegan.

Mr. Geoghegan is survived by his wife, Gayle; 7 children, John Geoghegan of Haymarket, VA, Abigail Geoghegan (Christi Blauwkamp) of Yucca Valley, CA, Kimberly (Jonathan) Dressler of Davidson, Scott (Laura) Geoghegan of N. Palm Beach, Fl, Jennifer (Steven) Ryall of Bethany Beach, DE, James (Brandi) Geoghegan of Concord, April Geoghegan of Johnson City, TN; his brother, David (Libby) Geoghen of Hydes, MD; 15 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

Also survived by Sister-in-law, Carolyn (Paul) Shafer of Pinehurst; Brother-in-Law, William (Diane) Palmer of Naples, FL; many loved nieces & nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Pinehurst United Methodist Church, 4111 airport Rd., Pinehurst, NC, Monday, June 21st at 3:00 pm with Pastor David Beam officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to First Health Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Rd, Pinehurst, NC 28374.

Care of the family is entrusted to Crumpler Funeral Home-Aberdeen.

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